The emphasis is on “listening” as opposed to “reading”.
“Listening” as in an audio-book of “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens.
I find that listening to Dickens has distinct advantages. The reader is excellent and I enjoy hearing the dialogues in the book with all the appropriate accents. I had no idea that so many words that began with the sound /v/ were once pronounced with a “w”!
On the other hand, this is not television. I can focus on Dickens’ rich language creating the scenes to be imagined in my mind. With tlelvision creating the scenes I would be focusing only on the storyline itself which is only part of what Dickens is about.
I find listening to be a great way to revisit a classic tale!